Richard GARBE 1876–1957
Sculptor, occasionally of monumental work as on the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, but more frequently of small objects carved in a variety of materials. Born 26 October 1876 in Dalston, London, son of a manufacturer of ivory and tortoise-shell fancy goods, to whom he was apprenticed. Later studied at the Central School and the R.A. Schools. Began exhibiting at the R.A. 1908. F.R.B.S. 1920, A.R.A. 1929, R.A. 1936. Instructor in Sculpture at the Central School 1901–29 and Professor of Sculpture at the R.C.A. 1929–46. Lived for many years a retired life at Hornchurch, Essex. Died at Westcott, Surrey, 28 July 1957.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I